Bristol move for Madigan?

Date published: November 24 2015

Leinster fly-half Ian Madigan could be lured by a big-money switch to Bristol while Harlequins are also interested, according to a report.

Madigan, 26, who is acting as back-up to Jonathan Sexton at both provincial and international level, is the subject of plenty of interest.

His versatility of being able to cover three positions would attract many teams to making a move for him, but his preferred jersey is number ten.

The Irish Independent believe English Championship side Bristol are keen to land the exciting player, who impressed for Ireland during the World Cup and are willing to table a €500,000-per-year contract. However, Premiership outfit Harlequins are also said to be interested.

One factor in him possibly leaving Leinster is the fact that Connacht centre Robbie Henshaw has been heavily linked with a switch to the Dublin province, which would make the battle for game-time even more difficult for Madigan.